New York just
as a kid
grey and brown
like the old movies,
and my uncle
It goes down hard,
this pill of blue.
Sweet, the sensation
A body tingling,
a mind trapped
lost in ...
It was 24 minutes before midnight
when I cried into the lonesome river of lost hope
and shivered tearless once again,
fearless in a daze I quiver ...
You could see on the rocks
Below the bridge
From failed suicides
Trying to climb back up
The clouds clung to the horizon
like raindrops dancing with the distant Pacific,
as if hung from the sun by an invisible string.
Significant but nothing ...
A child is lost in the woods.
The crows hear her cries.
But not you.
Then a child is lost in the playground
imagining the fast car
she will someday drive. ...
A whale beached itself.
Some tried to heave it back into the water.
Others hung out in hopes to see it die.
And many just snapped picture after picture
Ancient Ireland, her stubborn earth
sooty sons hurling in the navy blue evening
punching through peripheral ...
Cover my life
Hammer them out
and place one
at my beginning
and one at my end.
Stretch their wings
wide over my days
so I may ...
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